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Antone Johnson
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Attended Columbia University School of Law
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What's the difference between Terms of Service and a EULA for a SaaS business? In case you were dying to know:

http://members.founderdating.com/discuss/3008/What-s-the-difference-between-terms-of-service-and-EULA/Antone-Johnson/21227

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The global challenges holding back #Bitcoin: http://j.mp/1DB8y5U • The Kernel via Steve Case
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Why Europe's right-to-be-forgotten censorship is so dangerous

The right to be forgotten -- the right to free oneself from being stigmatized for events that happened in the past -- sounds like a great idea.

Unfortunately, the way the EU is building the concept into law is the single greatest threat to the Internet of this decade. In fact 2014 may go down in history as the year Europe ruined the Internet.

It's worse than you think: 

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/eus-right-to-be-forgotten-rules-amount-to-search-engine-censorship.html

#righttobeforgotten
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"Marc Andreessen: We all need to have a much higher respect for the limits of what we can know and what we can predict."
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NBC News reports on suit filed by U.S. government against contractor USIS: "DOJ accuses firm that vetted Snowden of faking 665,000 background checks." Your taxpayer dollars at work:

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/23/
 
Amazed this hasn't gotten more play today: Contractor #USIS (which vetted #Snowden & Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis) faked 665,000 background checks it was hired to do for sensitive US govt. positions according to new suit filed by DOJ: 
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This makes a ton of sense.
 
My latest for @DJVentureWire-- "An Ohio startup called Crowdentials Inc. has raised $300,000 for technology that verifies accredited investors online so that when they attempt to put their money into startups, funds or other assets, the process goes smoothly, with little paperwork and no delays." This tech is also available to other crowdfunding cos. as an API so they can "outsource" investor verification and focus on linking startup founders to potential backers on their platforms. http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/01/13/crowdentials-wants-to-make-investor-verification-turbotax-easy-online/
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Too easy for high schoolers? As a senior prank will they build Skynet? ;)
MT GoldieBlox: A middle school robotics team built a robotic hand to teach sign language. Talk about incredible!
http://youtu.be/srNq_cf8fks
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Thanks!  I was pretty stoked.  They have taken the hand apart and are exchanging the motors for pistons in order to make it lighter.  If they are successful in this, they will add another motor w/turntable to articulate the wrist, and use a piston to move the thumb.  Then they're going to talk to Dexter Industries on how to use the NXTBee wireless for better communication than the bluetooth was allowing.  So.... stay tuned!
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"He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most—from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets." —President Obama: http://go.wh.gov/UvPmES #RIPRobinWilliams
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Love +Steve Blank's description here:
 
“Accelerator Demo Days are a combination of graduation ceremony and pitch contest, with the uncomfortable feel of a swimsuit competition.” Steve Blank •
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Just couldn't resist. #Bridgegate
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Business lawyer for lean startups emphasizing social media, Web 2.0, digital media, mobile and other IP-intensive growth companies; prolific commentator
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  • Bottom Line Law Group
    Founding Principal, 2010 - present
  • eHarmony.com
    VP, Legal Affairs, 2006 - 2009
  • MySpace.com/Fox Interactive Media
    Asst. General Counsel, 2004 - 2006
  • Gemstar-TV Guide
    Director, Corporate Counsel, 2002 - 2004
  • Excite@Home
    Corporate Counsel, 2000 - 2002
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Attorney, 1998 - 2000
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Attorney, 1995 - 2000
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San Francisco and Santa Monica, CA
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Menlo Park and Palo Alto, CA - New York City - San Francisco Bay Area - Williamstown, MA - Cambridge, UK
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+1 (415) 729-5405, +1 (310) 776-5484
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169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
1450 2nd Street, Suite 109, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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"Full-stack" startup lawyer, advisor, executive, commentator immersed in social Web and mobile tech entrepreneurship
Introduction
Antone Johnson has served as a business lawyer, advisor and advocate for nearly 20 years, representing startups, emerging growth technology and media companies, entrepreneurs and investors in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters.  Growing up in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, he came to respect the unique culture of innovation that characterizes Silicon Valley, the world's leading center of technology entrepreneurship.  Supplementing this background with years of experience in Wall Street dealmaking and the creative environment of Hollywood, Antone has developed a valuable perspective on strategic matters that lie at the intersection between business, law, public policy, technology and media. Prior to founding Bottom Line Law Group, Antone served as Vice President, Legal Affairs at eHarmony, Inc., where he built the in-house legal function from scratch to serve the rapidly evolving needs of a growing, profitable $200+ million international business.  For three years, he directed the company's internal and external legal and government affairs teams, including more than a dozen law firms across five countries, to support the worldwide operations of its flagship eHarmony® dating service and its network of content and community sites.  Throughout his tenure at eHarmony, Antone served as primary legal advisor to the senior management team and Board of Directors in corporate and commercial transactions, corporate governance, shareholder relations, litigation strategy, crisis communications and risk management. Antone has deep roots in the consumer Internet and digital media industries, having served as a legal executive at pioneering broadband Internet content and access provider Excite@Home from 2000 to 2002; media, entertainment and technology company Gemstar-TV Guide from 2002 to 2004; and Intermix Media, Inc., which operated MySpace.com during its period of hyper-growth and global expansion, culminating in the company's $650 million sale in 2005 to Fox Interactive Media.  Prior to Excite@Home, Antone spent four years in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the world's preeminent technology law firm, as well as Wall Street firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where he represented emerging growth technology companies and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, technology and content licensing transactions and general corporate matters.  He holds a J.D. from Columbia University, where he earned the honor of Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a B.A. cum laude in Economics from Williams College. Antone is proud to be named one of Venture Hacks' recommended "social startup lawyers" and an advisor at Founders' Space.  He has provided pro bono legal support to Crisis Commons' CrisisCamp Haiti project and Goody Awards and serves as a resource to seed-stage startups and entrepreneurs at pariSoma Innovation Loft in San Francisco and BLANKSPACES in Santa Monica.  He serves as an advisor or board member at several early stage startups in Northern and Southern California and is a prolific commentator, having contributed to the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Forbes and Gust Blog, among others.  Antone was honored as a Quora "Top Writer" for 2013.
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Delivered newspapers on Steve Jobs' block as a kid.
Education
  • Columbia University School of Law
    Law, 1993 - 1996
  • Williams College
    Economics, 1989 - 1993
  • Palo Alto High School
    1985 - 1989
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